Eclectic Edge Ensemble Presents Foot Flight by Night, July 20-23

Show dates and times:
July 20-22, 2017 at 7:30pm
July 23, 2017 at 2:00pm

Foot Flight by Night is an evening-length adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Our performance will honor the romantic world that Shakespeare created through mesmerizing dances and theatrical comic relief. Local composers Richard Sloss, Brian Just, Reese Kling and Nathaniel Kling created the score for Foot Flight by Night; integrating a unique soundscape for all the different lands, characters, and stories. Not to be missed, this story is filled with music, magic, mystery, betrayal, and...a frog!

General Admission: $20 at the door/$17 in advance
Student (with ID): $15
Purchase tickets at: http://www.thelabtheater.org

The Lab Theater, 700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

Momentum is among the most popular platforms of emerging choreographic talent in the Twin Cities. Featuring two new works each evening, the series highlights an exciting next generation of dance creators. Don't miss the final weekend of Momentum 2017 featuring:

A dance of descent, a symphony of escape
- Dolo McComb

A response to the question of where our next step in human evolution takes us
- Darrius Strong

The series is presented by The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts, in partnership with the Walker Art Center and the Southern Theater.

Momentum is made possible by generous support from the Jerome Foundation.

Southern Theater, 1420 S Washington Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
Ann Erickson- aerickson@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3630

Join us in these FREE community events as part of the third annual DanceBARN Festival held in Battle Lake, MN!

Community Screendance:
Wednesday, July 26, 1:00-3:00

Community Dance Class:
Battle Lake Public School Auditorium
Thursday, July 27 from 12:30-1:30

Mr. Gaga Dance Film Screening:
Battle Lake School Auditorium
Friday, July 28 from 5:30-7:00

Gaga/people Free Class with Berit Ahlgren
Battle Lake School Auditorium
Friday, July 28, 7:00-8:00

Site Specific Dance Performance:
Everts Lumber Company
Saturday, July 29, 8:00pm

Screendance Festival:
ArtStream Alley
Saturday, July 29, 8:30pm

About DanceBARN Collective:
DanceBARN Collective is a dance organization located in Battle Lake, MN that strives to provide quality dance experiences for rural communities including hosting an annual dance festival in Battle Lake that brings professional dancers dance educators, and choreographers from across the country.


9x22 Dance/Lab

8:00 PM (7:00 doors), $6-16

1. Jeremy Bensussan

2. Lauren Coleman

3. Halie Bahr

810 W Lake St
Minneapolis, MN 55408-2846

BLB Ticketline: 612-825-8949 for reservations.
Full-service restaurant and bar in theater.

9x22 Dance/Lab features unfettered dance exploration. A discussion moderated by choreographer/curator Laurie Van Wieren follows each piece, giving audience and choreographer alike the opportunity to react and explore the work together. 9x22 Dance/Lab was founded in August 2003. Each month, three choreographers show work of varying styles and experience. 9x22 has become known as a place where seasoned and new choreographers can present their work and discuss it with an informed and engaged audience.

Bryant-Lake Bowl Cabaret Theater
Laurie Van Wieren- laurievanwieren@gmail.com, (612) 501-2551

Circus Juventas presents Nordrsaga, a swirling, high-flying adventure through the nine realms of Norse legend, July 27 through August 13, 2017, under the Big Top at 1270 Montreal Avenue, St. Paul. The story is told through the cirque nouveau style, combining artistic storytelling with wondrous physical feats in the tradition of Cirque du Soleil. The show features Circus Juventas’ most advanced circus performers in a professionally staged large-scale theatrical production.

Tickets are on sale now, and are available through Ticketworks (www.ticketworks.com), 612-343-3390, or by calling the Circus Juventas Box Office, 651-699-8229. More information is available at http://www.circusjuventas.org.

Tickets regularly sell out, so make like Thor and put the hammer down!

Susan Ritt- susan@cwcommunications.info, (651) 335-1834

July Summer Intensive Showcase

Join Ballet Royale Minnesota for its 2017 Summer Intensive in-studio showcase performance!

Ballet Royale's four-week July Summer Intensive program concludes with an informal in-studio performance that is FREE and open to the public, and will feature Ballet Royale students performing a wide range of ballet repertoire, jazz, modern, character, and student choreography.

Friday, July 28, 2017
5:00pm Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Celebrate dance with Ballet Royale Minnesota this summer!


Mr. Gaga - dance film screening:
Battle Lake School Auditorium | 402 Summit St W, Battle Lake, MN 56515
Friday, July 28, 5:30-7:00
Community members and visitors are invited to a free screening of the internationally renowned dance documentary, Mr. Gaga that follows the choreographer, Ohad Naharin, in his rise to stardom as one of the most influential choreographers in the world.

Gaga/people Class with Berit Ahlgren:
Battle Lake School Auditorium
Friday, July 28, 7:00-8:00

This free event is part of the third annual DanceBARN Festival in Battle Lake, MN hosted by Molly Johnston and Ayumi Shafer. Professional dancers from across the US and Canada will be in Battle Lake for the festival creating new dances, teaching classes, and enjoying the summer lake life.

Learn more about DanceBARN Collective and their other free community events at http://www.dancebarncollective.org


Medusa's full story is scarcely known beyond her vilified ending as a monster and destroyer of men. Vox Medusa and Infiammati FireCircus join forces to honor the powerful myth of Medusa's transformation from Athena's loving and devoted priestess to demonized gorgon. Infiammati spins fire to bring to life Medusa's emotional state and the destruction of her innocence, while Vox Medusa unfolds her tale of sorrow and redemption. MEDUSA is a fiercely provocative and visually stunning outdoor production set along the bank of Boom Island Park. This poignant story is retold by passionate artists collaborating through contemporary dance, fire performance, a video projected set, and an original electronic music score accompanied by live vocalists. MNFringe Audience Choice Awards in 2014 and 2015.

MEDUSA is presently nightly at 8:30pm (MNFringe does not allow late seating) August 3-12
Held at: Boom Island Park - 724 Sibley Street NE Mpls 55413 - performance space is next to playground.
Tickets: www.fringefestival.org

Kristin Freya- freya69@me.com, (612) 251-5754

This perfectionist's theatric dance solo includes shifts, swivels, pas de bourrees, and leaps. It's a life lesson in hard work, discipline, authenticity, and humility. The narrative will keep you on edge.

The premiere of Gabriel Mata's Out of the Shadows hour-long solo.
Tickets can be purchased at the venue or online.

Performance Schedule:
August 4, 2017 10:00 PM
August 6, 2017 8:30 PM
August 7, 2017 7:00 PM
August 12, 2017 8:30 PM
August 13, 2017 2:30 PM

Intermedia Arts | 2822 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Gabriel Mata-Ortega- gabriel.mata91@yahoo.com

Maggie Bergeron & Company, along with composer/bassist Nicholas Gaudette, curate and produce the second incarnation of Hear Here 2017!-a live music and movement festival celebrating and exploring collaboration between movement and music. Hear Here 2017! celebrates the long history and vibrant life music and movement share in the Twin Cities through the creation of three new works by composer/choreographer pairings: Nicholas Gaudette and Maggie Bergeron, Queen Drea and Sharon Picasso, and Ivan Cunningham and Marggie Ogas. Join us for the premiere of these three new works!

The Cedar Cultural Center | 416 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Maggie Bergeron- hearherelive@gmail.com

Imagine a boxing ring and a stage on either side of a gymnasium with the audience in between. Created by the SPB’s Artistic Director Zoé Emilie Henrot and Element Boxing’s Director Dalton Outlaw, The Art of Boxing. The Sport of Ballet. is a community event created from a common vision to build equity, inclusivity and community through the art of movement.

Whether you come for the boxing, the ballet or both, this event is a truly unique cultural experience that pushes the boundaries on what we do and do not perceive to be art and sport in the modern athletic culture.

Saturday, October 14 from 7-10pm at The High School for the Recording Arts, 1166 University Ave. W. in St. Paul.

$50 includes one complimentary cocktail or beverage, self-service hors d’oeuvres and petit fours buffet, and row seating.

$300 includes a high-top table with seating for four people in addition to one complimentary cocktail or beverage each and self-service hors d’oeuvres and petit fours buffet.

Zoé Henrot- zhenrot@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588


Attention dance studio teachers and directors! Elevate Youth Dance Festival is an educational and noncompetitive dance event for dancers ages nine through eighteen. Dancers grow as artists in master classes and adjudicated performance, share dancing experiences, and celebrate excellence in dance!

Adjudication: Each dance receives audio feedback from dance professionals on their technique, artistry, choreography, and performance. The adjudication also features the unique Young Choreographers Category for student-choreographed works

Master Classes: Students are more than welcome to attend without performing in the adjudication concert. Featuring master classes in choreography, improvisation and guest artist Kaleena Miller!

Gala Concert: 7:00pm - open to the public. Tickets $8 (included for registered participants).

Church of the Open Door, 9060 Zanzibar Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55311
Julia Moser-Hardy- elevateydf@gmail.com, (952) 465-0018

Youth Ballet August Jump-Start Intensive:
August 21 – 25, 2017, Monday – Friday, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Two separate levels. For students ages seven and older, entering youth ballet 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the fall term.

This one-week intensive program is for motivated young dancers who want to get a head start and have additional focused ballet technique training before the fall term.
Consisting of two separate levels, this course includes daily classical ballet technique class, introduction to pre-pointe training, and choreography from Twin Cities Ballet’s The Nutcracker.

Youth Ballet Pointe Preparatory Workshop:
August 20 – 25, 2017, Sunday 2:00 – 4:00pm and Monday–Friday, 5:30 – 7:30pm

A unique six-day immersion program in August for girls ages eleven or older with four or more years classical ballet training (entering Advanced Youth Ballet or its equivalent) in fall term. Get a head start on learning this unique, most identifiable and advanced skill of ballet for girls—dancing en pointe.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Join TU Dance Artistic Directors Toni Pierce-Sands and Uri Sands and TU Dance Center faculty and guest artists for the 2017 TU Dance Summer Intensive.

The Pre-Professional Summer Intensive is a rigorous course of study integrating modern, ballet, African, conditioning, workshop and repertory work for students up to age 24. The program has five levels. For level placement, please contact us at education@tudance.org or 612-605-1925. Placement can be determined by attending an open class at TU Dance Center (by appointment only), by submitting a video link (modern and ballet phrase), or during the first day of the intensive. July 31-August 19, 2017.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Midwest School of Ballet is offering a Ballet for Teens and Athletes class this summer!

Thursdays: July 13 - August 17, 2017
​10:30am-12pm. Ages eight through eighteen.

Designed to help athletes in any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, tennis, football, hockey, swimming, cross country, skating and more to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport. We will work on flexibility, coordination, footwork and strength. New and returning students are welcome.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

July Full-Day Summer Intensive: through July 28

Students ages eight (who have completed a minimum of one year classical ballet technique training) through professionals.

Auditions still being accepted for DIVISION I, but DIVISION II is FULL – act now to join!

Rigorous ballet-based program featuring members of Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, master and guest teachers including special guest faculty Courtney Elizabeth Stewart, former soloist with San Francisco Ballet, and Ballet Royale’s renowned faculty.

Flexible schedule with variable length options! Classes include ballet technique, pointe, preparation for pointe, modern, jazz, character, variations, repertoire, men’s class, Progressing Ballet Technique, introduction to Russian ballet technique, hip hop, contact improvisation, pas de deux, and injury prevention. Train and perform with some of TCB’s company at the end of the program!

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

EEE's Foot Flight by Night Master Class with Karis Sloss and company members!
Saturday, July 22, 4:00-5:30pm
The Lab Theater, 700 North 1st Street Minneapolis, MN 55401

Join us for a classic jazz technique master class taught by the artistic director of Eclectic Edge Ensemble, Karis Sloss before Saturday nights performance of Foot Flight by Night!This class is for intermediate and advanced dancers. After class you will have a chance to meet and talk to current company members and get a behind the scenes sneak peek of Foot Flight!

Cost: $20 per student, this includes the master class and a ticket to Saturday night's performance of Foot Flight by Night, showtime at 7:30 p.m.

For more information and to make a reservation email us at eeedance@gmail.com - you can also visit our website for more and to stay updated with all things EEE! http://www.eclecticedgeensemble.com

Karis Sloss- eeedance@gmail.com

Pivotal Moment is a new workshop series geared toward university dance students and young professionals who have been creating or producing movement for three years or less. This series provides an accessible space to explore material, experiment with teaching, and receive peer-to-peer feedback.

Upcoming classes:
Monday, July 24 (10-11:30 AM) – Improvisation and Composition with Abigail Whitmore
Thursday, July 27 (5-6:30 PM) – Contemporary with JT Weaver
Tuesday, August 7 (5-6:30 PM) – Contemporary with Lauren Bohm

Cost: All classes are free with registration. Space is limited!
Sign up for one class or the whole series! https://goo.gl/forms/K9QPsQ9Z35XKU78y2

Target Education Studio (second floor)
The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Elyse Chambers- echambers@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3643

Join us for the July Technique Intensive: July 24 - 28 at The Cowles Center!

Breaking Boundaries Technique Intensive is a week-long intensive designed to improve your technique, strength, versatility and movement quality as a dancer. Become a better and stronger dancer in just one week! Classes include ballet, modern, jazz, leaps and turns, Pilates, fitness fusion, movement quality and musicality, and contemporary and improvisation. Learn from an amazing faculty including Katie Johnson (MDT), Sarah Steichen (Zenon), Deborah Johnson (Breaking Boundaries), Kylie Redding (SHE, Shapeshift), Amy Jones (Pilates), and Dr. Meredith Butulis (Twin Cities Orthopedics, Minnesota Dance Medicine). The intensive is intermediate - advanced in level.

Date: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28
Time: 10 am - 3pm
Cost: $295/full week, $75/individual day (*group discounts available for full week*)

For full workshop schedule and information, visit http://www.breakingboundariesdanceco.com

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403
Deborah Johnson- breakingboundariesdanceco@gmail.com, (651) 353-0307

with Cari Riis Stemmler

Friday, July 28
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you a Pilates teacher?
If you are interested in working with prenatal and post-partum clients, there are some very specific protocols you should learn. In this session you will learn about diastasis recti, appropriate Pilates exercises throughout pregnancy, and program design ideas for the prenatal and post-partum client. You will also learn about the pelvic floor, building the muscles in clay to understand their functionality at a deeper level.

Taught by Cari Riis Stemmler, BB Pilates Master Teacher, PMA Gold® CPT, CPT

Paragon Pilates & Physical Therapy, 5101 Vernon Ave S, Suite 2A, Edina, MN 55436
Cari Riis Stemmler- cari@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765

Whenever we dance the 5Rhythms as a dynamic movement practice, we not only learn to listen to our body and what is happening inside, we also harness our natural gift to sense what is going on around us while adapting to the ever changing physical and social environment.

From the receptivity of FLOW to the clear boundaries of STACCATO, the unpredictability of creativity in CHAOS, and finally the effortless rhythm of LYRICAL and the meditative still point of STILLNESS, this 5rhythms workshop will focus on discovering somatic ways toward lightness, freedom, and joy!

Alex Svoboda is a conscious dance facilitator, university instructor and an experienced corporate training facilitator. He has trained as a 5Rhythms teacher directly with Gabrielle Roth, is a certified Open Floor teacher and has been studying with Anna Halprin for several years.

Friday, July 28, 6:30-9:30pm - $35 OR
Friday and Saturday, July 29, 11:00am-6:00pm - $175

Registration: http://www.rootedandrising.com

Tula Yoga and Wellness
Teresa Reid- rootedandrising.global@gmail.com, (651) 271-6814

Move BIG with and alongside Alternative Motion Project's company members in a physical, fun and energetic modern dance class! Taught by Co-Artistic Directors Kristin Howe + Joanna Lees, this class will start with a centering warm-up, finding a nuanced connection throughout the entire body and growing in size, rigor and specificity through movement vocabulary from AMP's repertory. Explore ways to push the boundaries of the body's movement potential and connect with the rich dance community the Twin Cities has to offer!

10:00am - 12:00pm
Wednesday, August 2
Friday, August 4

Studio 2B - The Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave - SECOND FLOOR
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost: $15 per class OR $25 for BOTH!
Cash, check, credit card accepted.
For intermediate/advanced dancers.


Join us for the 2017 Minnesota Dance Teachers Workshop on Saturday, August 5.
The event runs from 9 am - 4 pm at The Cowles Center in downtown Minneapolis.

The workshop is designed to provide training and education for dance teachers, studio owners and dance professionals in Minnesota. This year's workshop features a full day of breakout sessions with both movement and seminar classes to choose from. Faculty includes Katie Johnson (MDT), Sarah Steichen (Zenon), Dr. Meredith Butulis (Dance PT, Twin Cities Orthopedics and Minnesota Dance Medicine) and Deborah Johnson (Breaking Boundaries). You will feel refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the new dance season!

Cost: $125/first teacher, only $100 for each additional teacher from the same studio or group.
For the full workshop information, faculty bios, schedule and class descriptions, visit our website at http://www.mndanceteachers.com

We hope to see you there!

The Cowles Center | 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Deborah Johnson- mndanceteachers@gmail.com, (651) 353-0307

Summer is a great time to dance! Whether you are looking for “parent and me” classes, a dance camp, children’s ballet or drop-in classes for families with busy summer schedules there is an option for you.

Beauty and the Beast Dancer Camp (ages four through six): Have fun exploring, dancing, and learning about the story of the Beauty and the Beast. August 7-10.

Dance, Art and Yoga Camp (ages five through eight): Children explore engaging concepts through visual arts, music, stories, dance and yoga. August 14-17.

World of Dance (ages six through ten): Explore the wide world of dance including jazz, modern, soft shoe, musical theater and global dance. August 7-10.

See more dance classes on our website!

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Laura Greenwell- lgreenwell@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Give your little ones a fantastic time this summer, join Ballet Royale for our final Creative Story Dance Day Camp!

Give your boys and girls (ages four through nine) the joy of dance and performing! Students with or without prior ballet training will have fun and stretch their imaginations in these focused, single-day workshops as they create and perform short, age-appropriate dances inspired by the animated movie Frozen.

Under the attentive guidance of professional dance instructors, students incorporate fundamental ballet technique as they learn rhythm, musicality, creativity, and simple costume and set design. Students learn different dances each workshop, and have an in-studio performance for family and friends at the end of each session!

DATE: August 12
TIME: 10:00am – Noon

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballet Royale is excited to host a master class with Deirdre Chapman, former First Soloist with England's Royal Ballet.

This master class is open to the public, and is a wonderful privilege for advanced students (with a minimum of one year of pointe) through professional!
Class will take place at Ballet Royale Minnesota on Tuesday, August 22, from 10:00am - 12:00pm, followed by a meet and greet at Ballet Royale Minnesota.

Master Class Fee: $35

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044


As the Super Bowl approaches, there will be numerous opportunities to showcase Minnesota’s dynamic dance community. There are a number of ways the Super Bowl intends to involve local artists in the festivities leading up to and during the big game, but the first step is letting them know who you are and what you do!

Use the link below to fill out a quick and easy form detailing your contact information and samples of your work – you’ll see that it’s possible to submit as a company, an individual artist, or both. Once you’ve submitted your form, you’ll be listed in a directory that will be used by event planners as they hire talent for events related to the Super Bowl.

It has been estimated that 600 local Houston-based dancers/choreographers were showcased during the 2017 game this past February, and much of that hiring took place roughly six months out from the big game – get your information submitted today!


The fourth annual Dance Flicks Film Festival, sponsored by Twin Cities Film Fest, will be held in January, 2017. We are inviting submissions from Minnesota artists for works that integrate dance and cinematography. We are looking for a diverse range of films that feature movement other than documented staged performances. Films that celebrate the conversation between the moving body and the camera.

Films shot in 2016 or later with a length of 12 minutes or less are welcome. A paneled review process will be held to determine the final selections. Send your submission to Becky Heist at rebeccaannheist@gmail.com. The submission deadline is midnight, November 1. Please include your full name, phone number and email address with your digital application.

Becky Heist- rebeccaannheist@gmail.com, (612) 388-0309

Straightline Dance Fitness is looking for a dance teacher for early evening (4:30-7:00) classes one to two days per week throughout the fall/winter/spring: creative movement, pre-ballet, ballet and jazz (open to other genres), kids in these classes will range from three to ten years old.

Straightline Dance Fitness is located in northeast Minneapolis. We offer recreational dance classes for kids and adults. We focus on the joy and accessibility of dance as a form of exercise for the brain, body, and spirit, and our classes are neither competition- nor performance-based, however, in-studio demonstrations are done at the end of the session.

Our teachers lead engaging, fun, structured, and supportive classes. On top of a per class wage, teachers receive free classes and free and reduced-cost rentals. To join our team, please send a resume to StraightlineDanceFItness@gmail.com

Application deadline is July 21.

We look forward to hearing from


COLLIDE is looking for a male jazz dancer for a co-production with the History Theater. The dance musical, Dance Till You Drop, is a story of the 1930s dance marathon craze.

The production runs for four weeks in March/April 2018 at The History Theater.

Either AEA or non-Equity. Competitive pay. Rehearsals begin in mid-February.

Please submit a resume/headshot ASAP to regina@collidetheatrical.org for consideration.

Regina Peluso- regina@collidetheatrical.org, (877) 508-7890

Twin Cities Ballet is seeking men for our 2017-2018 season!

1) Male dancers: Soloist and Principal level, for next season as salaried employees from approximately September 2017 to May 2018; and
2) Company Trainees/Apprentices: Advanced male and female dancers train with TCB company members and separately through its official school, Ballet Royale Minnesota, in its Professional Trainee Division day program, and dance and perform in TCB productions.

Applicants must have exceptional classical ballet and contemporary (modern) technique, strong performance skills, excellent work ethic, and a desire to continually grow and advance both technically and artistically. Expect to participate in TCB’s Nutcracker performance and major spring production in May, and two to three shows at other venues in the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota throughout the year.

For audition requirements, visit http://bit.ly/1JVSqAw
To arrange an audition, please contact TCB directly.

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

We have a workshop week coming up September 5-8. This is a great opportunity for local artists who want to:
- Share a form of dance that is not often taught
- Try out new combinations or teaching styles on bodies
- Teach a class that is not dance but is useful/beneficial to the working dancer

This is a great chance to engage with the dance community in Minneapolis and we would love to hear from you!
If interested please email: sydney@zenondance.org, with your name, a workshop description, and available days/ times.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Happy Dancing!

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, fourth floor
Sydney Ward- sydney@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

FREE TICKETS for all 21+ talented dancers who can perform in a flash mob at our fundraising event in August!

Our organization, Polo for Philanthropy, is partnered with twelve incredible charities (including Making a Wish, Lukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Opportunity International). On Friday, August 4, we will be hosting Polo en Blanc, one of our primary fundraisers for some of our affiliated charities.

While primarily an all-white dinner party, Polo en Blanc also features a fashion show, an exotic white car show, a floral arrangement competition, a hat competition, games of chance and more.

You will be participating in spontaneous performances throughout the evening. When you are not performing, you are free to enjoy the other activities. Give back to the community by sharing your talent while still having an amazing time at this unique, entertaining event!

Please contact Ashley Odegard to sign up or for more details: ashleyodegard@thepoloclassic.com

Twin City Polo Club

Alternative Motion Project is holding an audition for men and women company members for its 2017-2018 season.

Looking for dynamic and expressive dancers who want to work hard, challenge themselves physically with a diverse range of styles, and dance for multiple choreographers both near and far. If this is you, come Move BIG with AMP!

Candidates should have strong modern and ballet backgrounds; training in other dance forms also a plus. Dance degree preferred. While an RSVP is not required, it is preferred by August 5 through email to alternativemotionproject@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 6, 2017
TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55114

Bring a headshot, resume, and availability to the audition.

Move BIG.


The Walker Art Center and guest curator Megan Mayer are seeking dance makers of all forms to be presented in the 45th Annual Choreographers’ Evening.

A fierce advocate for the thriving Twin Cities dance community for 30 years, Megan Mayer is a 2016 and 2010 McKnight Choreography Fellow, a 2012 MANCC resident artist, and a respected performer. Her work Soft Fences won the 2015 Sage Award for Outstanding Design. She creates work concerning the body, tiny emotional undercurrents, minimalism, mimicry, wry humor, loneliness, fake bad timing, and exacting musicality.

Choreographers’ Evening will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:00 and 9:30 pm.

Wednesday, August 16, 6-10PM
Friday, August 18, 2-6PM
Saturday, August 19, 12-4PM

To schedule an audition, email: performingarts@walkerart.org

Walker Art Center McGuire Theater, 725 Vineland Pl, Minneapolis

Zenon is seeking an intern to begin August 31, 2017. Position will be contracted through December 2017.

Minimum Requirements:
•At least third year college student
•Experience with marketing and social media
•Passionate about the Twin Cities art community
•Schedule availability during business hours
•Proficient with Google and Microsoft Office
•Experience with Adobe and social media platforms
•Highly organized
•Customer service oriented
•Professional demeanor
•Comfortable working independently

Key Responsibilities
o Answer phones
o Field/reply to emails
o Office organization
o Database management/update
•Marketing/Social Media
o Assist with creating/implementing marketing strategies for upcoming events
o Assist with building social media stock images
o Creation of Social Media Templates
oPosition is a part-time, unpaid internship
oChosen candidate will receive unlimited free classes from Zenon Dance
oIf you are interested in specific areas of non-profit management, we can bring those into your role.

528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 400 | Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sydney Ward- sydney@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101


The McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers and the McKnight Fellowships for Dancers award $25,000 fellowships to mid-career Minnesotan choreographers and dancers.

If you plan to apply for a 2018 Fellowship, you must submit your Intent to Apply by September 6. If you miss the Intent to Apply deadline you may still submit a final application. However, you will not receive important updates and help with the application, and your live performances will not be viewed by the panel.

Once you have submitted your Intent to Apply you will be notified regarding the final application process. This application will become available after January 15, 2018 and the deadline will be in early April.

Full guidelines and application can be found here:
Choreographers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/choreographer-guidelines/
Dancers: http://www.mcknightdancechoreo.org/dancer-guidelines/

Mary Ellen Childs- mckfell@thecowlescenter.org


Great location at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis. Jawaahir Dance Company studio at the corner of Minnehaha and Lake next door to the police station. Over 2000 square feet with windows, two mirrored walls, and a sprung hardwood floor. Off-street parking and bike rack. Only two blocks from the Lake Street/Midtown light rail station, and on the 7, 21, 27, and 53 bus routes. Fully handicapped accessible.

Bloomington location at 9050 Lyndale Avenue in the lower level of the Great Bear Center. Bright space of 900 square feet with one full mirrored wall and one partial. Double ballet barres. Small sitting area.

Visit our website at http://jawaahir.org/SpaceRental.htm for photos and more information.
Email Jenny at genmanager@jawaahir.org or call 612-872-6050 for pricing and availability.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Located in Uptown Minneapolis near the intersection of Lake St. and Lyndale Ave, Ragamala Dance Company has two beautiful studios open to rent. For more information about availability and scheduling contact Sarah Abdel-Jelil at sarah@ragamaladance.org.

Studio 1 - 1400 square feet, and has one full-mirrored wall, iPod/CD capability, Marley floor
Studio 2 - 390 square feet, iPod capability, wood floor

711 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408
Sarah Abdel-Jelil- sarah@ragamaladance.org, (612) 824-1968

Zenon dance is offering studio space for rent.

Zenon's studios are in downtown Minneapolis in the Cowles Center. We have two spacious studios that can be rented. Large rooms featuring: large windows, sprung floors with Marley, ballet barres, full-length mirrors on one wall, sound system that is compatible with a headphone jack, heat/air conditioning, and pianos.

For availability and space request forms please visit: http://www.zenondance.org/studio

Sydney Ward- sydney@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

St. Paul Ballet is doing some spring cleaning and has found several costumes and props that we will no longer be using and are planning to sell. We would love for these costumes and props to see the stage again! Are you looking for some court dresses, a fireplace, maybe even a scene drop? Please see the costumes and props available at the link below.

We have a few other pieces for sale that are not yet pictured as well. Feel free to come by our studios and see some of these pieces in person!

Please reach out to Brennan Benson, assistant to the Artistic Director, if you have any questions or are interested in giving any of these items a new home!

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Brennan Benson- bbenson@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Located conveniently at the intersection of University Ave. and Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul Ballet offers spacious studio space for rent when available.
All studios include ballet barres, wall mounted mirrors, sound system and Marley sprung flooring. Parking is free and the light rail transit stop is three short blocks away.
For more information on hourly rate, availability and scheduling, please contact Andrea Lane with the information below.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

TU Dance Center is offering its spacious dance studios for rent when available.

TU Dance Center has studios that are 33x56 feet (Studio 1) and 21x46 feet (Studio 2) with sprung floors and Marley-type surface, fixed and portable barres, mirrors, pianos, sound equipment, high ceilings and natural light. The Center also features an air conditioned green room, kitchenette and dressing room, and free off-street parking.

TU Dance Center is convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul from I-94/Vandalia exit. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side.

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Abdo Sayegh Rodriguez- abdo.sayegh@tudance.org, (612) 367-6681


Swing-era jazz explores movements of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This energetic class will get you moving as we learn elements of Charleston and solo jazz made popular during the swing era. Prior experience in swing-era jazz is not necessary, but students should have dance experience in at least one form of dance and be comfortable covering material at a quick pace. This class is a wonderful complement to those interested in musical theater, swing, tap, hip hop, African dance, and other American dances.

When: Every Monday, 7:00-8:00pm

Cost: Zenon class rates apply


Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403

Summer session began June 19 and runs through August 27.

The Cassandra School offers year-round belly dance classes, including five Level 1 classes, for students ranging from two left feet, to Jawaahir company members continually honing their skills. All ages, levels, shapes, and sizes welcome! Belly dance is a great total body workout that builds core strength, is easy on your joints, and increases your flexibility.

Drop in class price is only $16! Each class is one and a half hours. A perfect way to try belly dancing and see if it’s right for you. Also, student discounts available this session. PLUS, we have class cards that allow students to take unlimited classes in a calendar month at $95 for beginner-level classes. Go to https://www.cassandraschool.com/ for details.
Classes are at these locations:
In Minneapolis at 3010 Minnehaha Ave, next to the police station.
In Bloomington at 9050 Lyndale Ave So, in the Great Bear Center.

Jenny Piper- genmanager@jawaahir.org, (612) 872-6050

Minnesota Dance Theatre's Open Division offers drop-in ballet classes for adults and teens (sixteen and older).

* Classes seven days a week
* All levels from absolute beginner to advanced professional
* Live piano accompaniment
* Beautiful, spacious studios in the heart of downtown Minneapolis
* A noncompetitive, welcoming atmosphere

BALLET FUNDAMENTALS - Preregistration required
Fall Session: September 5 - November 21
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm

Sunday, 11:30am-1:00pm
Tuesday, 7:00-8:30pm

Monday, 6:45-8:15pm, Pointe 8:15-8:45pm
Saturday, 9:00-10:30am

Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm
Thursday, 7:00-8:30pm, Pointe 8:30-9:00pm

Sunday, 11:15am-12:45pm, Pointe 12:45-1:15pm

Monday–Friday, 9:30-11:00am
Saturday, 10:30am-Noon

MDT Studios at The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
Justin Leaf- justin.leaf@mndance.org, (612) 338-0627

Dance Expressions - ages four through six. Students explore their imaginations by moving their bodies through space. Saturdays, 8:45-9:30am.

Ballet 1 - ages seven through eleven. Students with little to no ballet experience. Saturdays, 1:00-2:00pm.

Adult Fundamentals Ballet - ages thirteen and older. For the adult with no ballet experience! Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm.

Adult Beginning Ballet - ages sixteen and older. For the student who enjoyed ballet as a child or has had three or more months of classical ballet. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:45pm and Saturdays, 8:45-10:00am.

Adult Life Long Ballet and Conditioning - ages eighteen and older. A gentle ballet class for dancers of all ages! Mondays and Thursdays, 10:00-11:30am and 11:30am-12pm.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Children's Drop-In Classes
The School of St. Paul Ballet is offering Ballet 1 on Saturdays from 1-2 pm.

Ballet 1 is for dancers who are ages seven through eleven who have little to no ballet experience. Classes will cover the basics of ballet and are designed to give children the foundation for moving into the leveled program of the SPB school if desired. This class is optimal cross training for children who also study complimentary arts, such as theater, circus, Irish dance, gymnastics, figure skating or other sports.
Ballet 1 is taught by Elaina Sutula.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

We invite you to St. Paul Ballet’s “Parent and Me” dance class, for our youngest dancers and their parents! Enjoy and explore the fundamentals of movement, music and rhythm in this developmentally appropriate class. Young dancers will be engaged through artistic body and brain connection through the joy of movement. Dress: Clothing that allows for fluid movement and stretching. Bare feet.

Te invitamos a la clase de baile "Padres y yo" de St. Paul Ballet para nuestras más pequeños bailarines y sus padres! Disfruta y aprende los movimientos elementales. Disfruta de la música y el ritmo. Estas clases están diseñada para el aprendizaje de niños y niñas. Los bailarines serán atrapadas por el arte corporal y la conexión cerebral a través de la alegría del movimiento.

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588

Erin Thompson teaches summer modern dance classes at Zenon. Classes explore experiential anatomy, ease and efficiency of movement, and power from the ground.

Advanced Modern
Thursdays - 9:30am-11:30am, with Dean Mcgraw on guitar!

Intermediate Modern
Tuesdays - 4:00-5:30pm

$14 per 90-minute class ($1 off for professionals); $130 for a ten-class card.
$16 per two-hour class ($1 off for professionals); $150 for a ten-class card.

Zenon Dance School | 528 Hennepin Avenue | Cowles Center, Fourth Floor
Erin Thompson- thomp065@umn.edu, (612) 221-3186

Zenon summer session is underway!

Zenon offers drop in friendly classes for adults in a variety of styles and for all levels!

For more information visit us at http://wwwzenondance.org/class-schedule.

528 Hennepin Ave, Suite 400 | Minneapolis, MN 55403
Sydney Ward- info@zenondance.org, (612) 338-1101

TU Dance Center offers a variety of open classes in ballet, modern, Horton-based modern, West African, Gaga and contemporary techniques. Classes are for intermediate and advanced levels.

Teaching artists include Toni Pierce-Sands, Laurel Keen, Abdo Sayegh, and Kjara Staric Wurst.

For current class listings, please visit the link below. Schedule is subject to change. Cost: $14/class, $120/ten-class card.

TU Dance Center is located at 2121 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55114. Find us on the north side of University Avenue, one block east of Vandalia, located directly behind Subway on the building's east side (free parking in the lot in front of TU Dance Center).

TU Dance Center, 2121 University Ave. W., St. Paul, MN 55114
Laurel Keen- education@tudance.org, (612) 440-9028

Summer Evening Mommy/Daddy and Me Class

July 10 - August 18, Wednesdays: 6-6:30pm

Join us this summer for a unique opportunity for parents and toddlers to engage in a fun, instructive activity together!

The first of its kind in Minnesota, Ballet Royale's original Mommy/Daddy and Me classes offer a unique opportunity for parents and toddlers to engage in a fun, instructive activity together, incorporating rhythm, musicality, listening/following instructions, and imagination.

This class is for adults of any age and children who are able to walk with minimal assistance, up to three years old.

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

Ballet Royale Minnesota offers a variety of wonderful classes for teens and adults this summer, from beginner through professional!
Applications are still being accepted, so come live the dream this summer and dance with Ballet Royale!

Summer Term Evening Ballet Classes
July and August Six-Week Session: July 10 – August 18, 2017

Ballet Basics:
Tuesdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
For adults and teens with little or no previous ballet training

Intermediate–Advanced Ballet and Pointe:
Thursdays, 7:00–9:00pm
For adults and teens with previous ballet training, at least two years of pointe.

Intermediate–Advanced Ballet Only (NO Pointe):
Thursdays, 7:00–8:30pm
For adults and teens with previous ballet training.

Creative Story Ballet Day Camp: August 12, 10:00am–12:00pm. Students participate in a showcase performance.

Youth Ballet - August Jump Start Intensive: one week, August 21–August 25, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm

Youth Ballet - Pointe Preparatory Workshop: one week, August 21–August 25, 5:30pm–7:30 pm

Pre-Ballet Creative Dance: six-week session, July 10–August 18

Youth Ballet and Performance Track: six-week session, July 10–August 18

Adult and Teen Ballet: six-week session, July 10–August 18

Ballet Royale Minnesota, 16368 Kenrick Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044

The Underscore is an improvisational structure created by contact improviser Nancy Stark Smith. It progresses through a series of states, ranging from small internal exploration and connectivity to the earth, to energetic interactive dancing with others.

During our two hours together, a facilitator will first give an educational talk through of the structure. A "map", including over 20 symbols and their definitions, is taped to the wall to reference during the dance if one desires.

Every third Thursday of the month, with a rotating roster of facilitators. 7-9pm.

July 20 Ryan Pusch
August 17 TBD
and so on...

$5-10 suggested donation.

All levels welcome!

Beautiful Studio, 2242 University Ave. Suite 214, St. Paul
Lindsay Forsythe- lint71@gmail.com, (347) 512-0892

Midwest School of Ballet is offering summer classes!

Thursdays: July 13 - August 17, 2017

9:30-10:30am: Ballet Fundamentals I/II. Ages three to five.
Age-appropriate motor skills and musicality are developed with basic, fundamental ballet movement and terminology through creative exercises. New and returning students are welcome.

10:30-12pm: Ballet for Teens and Athletes. Ages eight to eighteen.
Designed to help athletes in any sport such as gymnastics, soccer, tennis, football, hockey, swimming, skating and more to cross-train and improve physical skills in their chosen sport. New and returning students are welcome.

6:00-7:00pm: Ballet Fundamentals II/III. Ages five to eight.
Fundamental ballet movement, terminology, musicality and creativity is emphasized while infusing elements that will prepare students for the traditional ballet class format. New and returning students are welcome.

Performing Institute of Minnesota (PIM) | 7255 Flying Cloud Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344 ​
Eileen Kamp- midwestballetmn@gmail.com, (612) 564-8672

Get up an at um' at the end of this week and join us for Friday Morning Jazz Class at Zenon! From our rotation of session teachers, Erinn will be teaching this Friday. She promises a thorough warm-up, personal and social connection through improvisation, groove-driven patterns and general good times. If you are worried about getting downtown, don't be: the light rail is open, there's $5 parking at the library or you can hop on your bike!

#GetYourAssToClass and come explore some great music with us!

Zenon Dance Company and School, Cowles Center Fourth Floor, 528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Erinn Liebhard- ekliebs@gmail.com

Join us for an invigorating, community-oriented dance class for adults 50+ who love a healthy, active lifestyle. MovementWise participants explore a wide variety of dance forms, from social dance and modern to ballet and percussive dance. Whether you’re a veteran of dance or a newcomer, we welcome you to come enjoy the benefits of MovementWise.

Date: July 26
Time: 6:30-8:00PM
Price: $10
Location: The Cowles Center; Target Education Studio (2nd floor)

528 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Jessi Fett- jfett@thecowlescenter.org, (612) 206-3640

For the teen or adult dancer with more then 5 years of classical ballet experience. Ages 16 and up.
Mondays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Marianne Raub
Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Barbara Weinstine
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30am⎪ Teaching Artist: Jeffrey Hankinson
Thursdays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Maureen Haworth
Fridays 10:00-11:30am ⎪ Teaching Artist: Laura Greenwell

655 Fairview Ave N, St Paul
Andrea Lane- alane@spballet.org, (651) 690-1588


Twin Cities Ballet 2017/2018 Season ticket subscriptions now on sale! Save 20 percent on tickets for TCB's exciting upcoming season AND get priority seating for the shows – Deadline extended to July 21!

TCB season subscription includes:
A Minnesota Nutcracker - Secure your seat for one of the area's most attended Nutcracker performances, which sold out all shows in 2016! A Minnesota twist on the holiday classic, A Minnesota Nutcracker promises delightful entertainment for the whole family, from ballet novices to loyal patrons alike!

Pink Floyd's The Wall: A Rock Ballet - TCB is excited to announce the world premiere of its all-new original full-length rock ballet to Pink Floyd’s The Wall, with live music by the band Run Like Hell. This groundbreaking event—a Minnesota first—features an incredible collaboration of local artists!

Beauty and the Beast - Created in the tradition of the classic story ballets, this original TCB production will be a fun and magical ballet for all ages!

Rick Vogt- info@twincitiesballet.org, (952) 452-3163

MN Dance Medicine Conference for Medical Professionals:

Come learn! Get continuing education with hands-on learning, national guest lecturers, and tangible information for immediate application on the dancers. This year we will discuss evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of the unique dancer's foot!

This conference is designed for medical professionals who are interested in dance medicine. We encourage medical professionals to register for both the medical and dancer conference days. Medical professionals who attended past conferences have greatly benefited from additional educational opportunities, one-on-one interaction with the dance community, and by watching dancers learn injury prevention techniques.

What kinds of topics are covered at a conference?
-Musculoskeletal imaging related to the dancer
-Evaluation and treatment of dance injuries
-Strengthening techniques
-Balance and proprioceptive techniques
-Self care and clinical care treatment approaches

Aimes Center/Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337
Kyle Klaas- kyle@paragonpilatespt.com, (952) 405-9765